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WDM/TDM optical-packet-switched network for supercomputing
Author(s): Qimin Yang; Mark F. Arend; G. D. Hughes; F. G. Johnson; Keren Bergman
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Paper Abstract

A new optical packet switching network and its enabling technologies are investigated for implementation in a Petaflops scale supercomputer system. We capitalize on the immense bandwidth of the optical fiber interconnects by deploying WDM/TDM packet payloads. To accommodate current optical switching technologies, the routing operations in the network are drastically simplified and the need for buffering is completely eliminated. This paper presents the experimental demonstration of the routing within the unique packet switched architecture. Multiple node hops are demonstrated in a node test-bed environment with a re- circulating loop configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386875
Show Author Affiliations
Qimin Yang, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Mark F. Arend, Princeton Univ. (United States)
G. D. Hughes, U.S. Department of Defense (United States)
F. G. Johnson, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Keren Bergman, Princeton Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000
Roger A. Lessard; Tigran V. Galstian, Editor(s)

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